Henri to leave Northeast Monday night, flood watches remain in effect
Flood watches are in effect from northeastern Pennsylvania to New Hampshire.
By Meredith Deliso, Max Golembo, Melissa Griffin, Julia Jacobo, Marlene Lenthang, Ivan Pereira, Morgan Winsor, and Samantha Wnek
Henri continues to churn across the Northeast where heavy rain and flooding are still possible through Monday night.
Flood watches remain in effect from northeastern Pennsylvania to New Hampshire.
The storm made landfall as a tropical storm in Rhode Island early Sunday afternoon, bringing wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and a storm surge of up to 4 feet to the surrounding regions. Over 9 inches of rain was recorded in Brooklyn, New York. Henri weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday night and will leave the Northeast by Monday night.
Aug 23, 12:14 pm
Tornado confirmed in Massachusetts
A tornado touched down near Marlborough, Massachusetts, Monday as Henri veered away from the Northeast.
Aug 23, 9:18 am
Biden approves emergency declaration for Vermont after New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island
The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration for Vermont due to Henri, following his previous approvals for New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Biden ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts in Vermont due to the emergency conditions resulting from the storm. The move authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, according to a press release from the White House.
Aug 23, 6:46 am
Flash flood watches remain for 8 states
Henri continued to dump rain across the Northeast on Monday morning, as the storm’s remnants stalled in eastern New York.
Flash flood watches remain in effect for eight states in the region, from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire. The area could see an additional 2 to 3 inches of rainfall on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
What’s left of Henri is forecast to move east later Monday before heading out of the Northeast by Tuesday.